Software provider Tieto has announced a change in its Central, Eastern Europe and Russia market unit (CER) and appointed Kolbjørn Haarr (born 1960) as executive vice president, CER, as of June 27, 2012.
In addition to his new responsibility for CER market unit, Haarr will continue to head the Norwegian business and will be reporting to president and CEO.
Current head of CER market unit Wim Huisman has decided to leave the company.
Haarr has a wide experience in IT services industry due to his long career in companies such as SAP and Hewlett-Packard. Prior to joining Tieto, he led Western European technology services business for Hewlett-Packard in 2005 – 2009, and held several other director positions within the company. He graduated from the University of Stavanger in engineering sciences specialized in biometrics.
“I would like to thank Wim Huisman for his contribution to Tieto over the last three years and welcome Kolbjørn to his new position,” says Kimmo Alkio, president and CEO, Tieto Corporation.